2010 East Carolina Pirates football team

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2010 East Carolina Pirates football
ECU logo.gif
Military Bowl vs Maryland, L 20–51
Conference Conference USA East
2010 record 6–7 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coach Ruffin McNeill
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#21 UCF x   7 1         11 3  
East Carolina   5 3         6 7  
Southern Miss   5 3         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UAB   3 5         4 8  
Memphis   0 8         1 11  
West
SMU xy   6 2         7 7  
#24 Tulsa x   6 2         10 3  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   3 5         6 7  
Rice   3 5         4 8  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: UCF 17, SMU 7
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Pirates played their home games in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and were led by head coach Ruffin McNeill, a former Pirate football player and former Texas Tech defensive coordinator. He was in his first year as head coach. They were members of Conference USA After winning consecutive C-USA championships, the Pirates finished the season 6–7, 5–3 in C-USA and were invited to the Military Bowl where they were defeated by Maryland 20–51.

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]


Purple/Gold Spring Game[edit]

The annual Purple/Gold Spring Game was held in the spring during the PirateFest and Pigskin Pigout weekend activities on April 17 in downtown Greenville, NC. Due to the stadium expansion in the East endzone, the format of the game was changed to a modified half-field scrimmage, with both teams taking turns on offense and defense.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 2:00 PM Tulsa Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPN2 W 51–49   50,010
September 11 12:00 PM Memphis Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC WITN-TV/CSS W 49–27   48,123
September 18 1:30 PM at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN3 L 27–49   66,233
October 2 3:30 PM at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN3 L 17–42   60,000
October 9 7:30 PM at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS WITN-TV/CSS W 44–43   32,334
October 16 12:00 PM NC State* Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (ECU – NC State rivalry) CBSCS W 33–27 OT  50,410
October 23 4:15 PM Marshalldagger Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Rivalry) WITN-TV/CSS W 37–10   50,145
October 30 3:30 PM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL (Rivalry) BHSN/WITN-TV L 35–49   40,073
November 6 3:30 PM Navy* Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC MASN L 35–76   50,191
November 11 8:00 PM at UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, AL CBSCS W 54–42   14,083
November 20 1:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX WITN-TV/CSS L 38–62   15,262
November 26 2:00 PM SMU Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSCS L 38–45 OT  49,108
December 29 2:30 PM vs. Maryland* RFK StadiumWashington, D.C. (Military Bowl) ESPN L 20–51   38,062
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Years at ECU Alma Mater
Head Coach: Ruffin McNeil 1st (2nd Overall) East Carolina '80
Associate Head Coach/
Linebackers Coach:
John Wiley 1st East Texas State '84
Defensive Coordinator
Secondary Coach:
Brian Mitchell 1st Brigham Young '90
Offensive Coordinator/
Quarterbacks Coach:
Lincoln Riley 1st Texas Tech '06
Offensive Linemen Coach: Brandon Jones 1st Texas Tech '06
Inside Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick 6th Lenoir-Rhyne '82
Running Backs Coach: Clay McGuire 1st Texas Tech '04
Outside Receivers Coach Dennis Simmons 1st Brigham Young '96
Defensive Tackle Coach Marc Yellock 1st (3rd Overall) East Carolina '00
Assistant Coach Thomas Roggeman 6th Notre Dame '85
Director of Strength & Conditioning Michael Golden 6th Central Connecticut State '92
Director of HS Football Relations Harold Robinson 7th East Carolina '72
Director of Football Administration Cary Godette 1st (6th overall) East Carolina '76
Director of Football Operations Reed Case 3rd Ohio '95
Administrative Assistant to Ruffin McNeil Ryan Mills 7th North Carolina '02
Administrative Assistant Jamie Benna 2nd East Carolina '08
Administrative Assistant Ann Coyle 4th East Carolina '06

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense
http://www.ecupirates.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ecu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart


FS
Derek Blacknall
Justin Venable


WLB MLB SLB
Dustin Lineback Melvin Patterson Lamar McLendon
Cliff Perryman Ty Holmes Wes Pittman
SS
Bradley Jacobs
Damon Magazu
CB
Emanuel Davis
Rahkeem Morgan


DE DT DT DE
Matt Milner Robert Jones Josh Smith Derrell Johnson
Lee Pegues Jimmy Booth Antonio Allison A.J. Johnson
CB
Travis Simmons
Jacobi Jenkins
Offense
http://www.ecupirates.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ecu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart
X-Receiver
Lance Lewis
Dayon Arrington
H-Receiver
Michael Bowman
Jeremy Davis
LT LG C RG RT
Willie Smith Doug Polochak Dalton Faulds Cory Dowless D.J. Scott
Jordan Davis Cory Dowless Doug Polochak D.J. Scott Grant Harner
Y-Receiver
Dwayne Harris
Justin Jones
Z-Receiver
Andrew Bodenheimer
Mike Price
QB
Dominique Davis
Brad Wornick
RB
Jonathan Williams
Giavanni Ruffin
Special Teams
PK Michael Barbour
P Ben Ryan
KR Jonathan Williams
PR Dwayne Harris
LS William Smith
H Trent Tignor


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement[2]
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP -- 43 43 -- -- -- -- 37 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Coaches -- -- 53 -- -- -- -- 34 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Harris Not released -- 37 34 -- -- -- -- -- --
BCS Not released 38 32 -- -- -- -- -- --

Game notes[edit]

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 7 9 13 20 49
Pirates 10 7 7 27 51

The Pirates defeated the Golden Hurricane 51-49 on a hail mary pass from Quarterback Dominique Davis to freshman receiver Justin Jones as time expired. East Carolina began the season 1-0 overall and in conference as Tulsa fell to 0-1. The two teams are now tied in the all-time series, 5-5.

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 7 7 10 27
Pirates 28 7 7 7 49


Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 10 14 3 0 27
Hokies 7 14 14 14 49


North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 7 3 0 17
Tar Heels 7 7 14 14 42


Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 17 21 6 44
Golden Eagles 20 0 13 10 43


NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Wolfpack 0 21 0 6 0 27
Pirates 21 3 0 3 6 33


Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 3 7 0 0 10
Pirates 7 13 10 7 37


UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 7 7 14 35
Knights 14 14 7 14 49


Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 14 14 27 21 76
Pirates 14 7 7 7 35


UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 17 3 27 54
Blazers 7 14 14 7 42


Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 21 3 7 38
Owls 14 20 14 14 62


SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Mustangs 0 10 21 7 7 45
Pirates 14 0 3 21 0 38


[3]

Postseason[edit]

NFL Draft Picks[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Conference USA Most Valuable Player: Dwayne Harris, Sr. WR
  • Conference USA Newcomer-of-the-Year: Dominique Davis, Jr. QB
  • Rivals.com Conference USA Most Valuable Player: - Dominique Davis, Jr. QB
  • Rivals.com Conference USA Offensive Most Valuable Player: - Dominique Davis, Jr. QB

Honors[edit]

Weekly Honors[edit]

  • Sept. 6 Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week: Dominique Davis, Jr. QB
  • Oct. 18 Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week: Dominique Davis, Jr. QB

Teams[edit]

  • Rivals.com First Team All-Conference USA
    • Dominique Davis, Jr. QB
    • Dwayne Harris, Sr. WR
  • Rivals.com Second Team All-Conference USA
    • Lance Lewis, Jr. WR
    • Willie Smith, Sr. OL
    • Emanuel Davis, Jr. DB
    • Michael Barbour, Jr. K
1st Team All C-USA
  • Willie Smith, Sr. OL
  • Dwayne Harris, Sr. WR
  • Dwayne Harris, Sr. PR
2nd Team All C-USA
  • Lance Lewis, Jr. WR
  • Emanuel Davis, Jr. DB
  • Michael Barbour, Jr. K
C-USA Team Honorable Mentions
  • Dominique Davis, Jr. QB
  • Jonathan Williams, Sr. RB
  • Josh Smith, Sr. DL
  • Dustin Lineback, Sr. LB
C-USA All Freshman Team
  • Grant Harner, OL
C-USA All Academic Team
  • Matt Milner, RS-Fr. DE

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "27th Annual Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party". East Carolina University. Retrieved 2009March 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ It is possible to receive votes in certain polls but not be officially ranked in the Top 25. Rankings of 26 and greater indicate the team has received votes, but not enough to be featured in the Top 25.
  3. ^ "Future East Carolina Pirates Schedules". College Football Palace. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2010.